OBO ID: CHEBI:73693
Term Name: ketone body Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • ketone bodies
Definition: A carbonyl compound produced as a water-soluble byproduct when fatty acids are broken down for energy in the liver. There are three endogenous ketone bodies: acetone, acetoacetic acid, and (R)-3-hydroxybutyric acid; others may be produced as a result of the metabolism of synthetic triglycerides.
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Ontology: Chebi
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